Hey guys, I got my hands on a Chicago-built blue Schwinn Varsity. It's a pretty heavy bike, but I have no issue with that. However, the bike has drop handlebars, and well, the main brake levers are located there. It feels awkward to be using that hand placement though if I'm just riding casually and going at speeds of 10 MPH. This is my
first 'road' bike. I usually use my Trek 400 hybrid which has mountain bike style bars, so I've become pretty used to having my hands in a certain riding position. This was my first time using a bike with suicide levers, and they seem rather ineffective for even flat-road riding... I did notice that the rear suicide lever is very loose off the bolt attaching it to the handlebars, will this make any difference for stability?
TL;DR? My question is how many of you commuters with heavy, older bikes use suicide levers?